April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

Join us April 19 at 7pm EST for a twitter chat on collection development and acquisition policies! We'll be asking the archives community to weigh in on the following questions: Do you think collection development or acquisition policies are necessary?  After reading through the survey at http://bit.ly/2rtGwr2, any initial thoughts or feedback? Do the survey … Continue reading April 19 Twitter Chat: Collection Development and Acquisition Policies

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Impressions on Collection Development Policies and Practice

by Mat Darby In 2017, the Best Practices Subcommittee of the Acquisitions and Appraisal Section conducted a survey of archivists on the topic of collection development and acquisition policies. During this process, we also received examples of these policies from archivists at a variety of institution types who were willing to share them. As we … Continue reading Impressions on Collection Development Policies and Practice

Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Raegan Swanson is the Executive Director at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA) located in Toronto, Ontario. Her professional background includes Library and Archives Canada, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC), the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, and Archival Advisor for the Council of Archives New Brunswick. Raegan is also currently earning her … Continue reading Collecting Practices at the Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active, the chat may be accessed at Chat_201711_CollectingWomensMaterials. A summary recap of November's Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A’s Storify page.  Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on collecting materials from the Women's March and women's collections in archives. Thanks to … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday and Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

November Twitter Chat: Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

We are pleased to announce we will be co-hosting a joint Twitter chat with the SAA Women's Archivists and the Women's Collections sections about collecting Women's March materials and women's collections in archives. Follow #AppraiseThis or the Section handles @AppraisalSAA @WomenArchivists Thursday, November 16th - 4:00 pm Pacific/ 5:00 Mountain/ 6:00 Central/ 7:00 Eastern Questions we'll be asking are: @WomenArchivists … Continue reading November Twitter Chat: Collecting Women’s March Materials and Women’s Collections in Archives

Appraisal & Acquisition Bibliography Project

The Acquisitions & Appraisal Section is developing a bibliography on appraisal and acquisition. This shared resource is intended to support archivists and other information professionals conducting research on appraisal, those interested in learning more about specific appraisal theories, and anyone looking for case studies about implementing appraisal and acquisitions strategies in specific contexts. The Acquisitions … Continue reading Appraisal & Acquisition Bibliography Project

Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers

Editor's Note: Storify is no longer active. The chat may be accessed at ThirdThursday5_20170713 A summary recap of last week's Third Thursday chat on Twitter is now up on the A&A's Storify page.  Read through to check out what was brought up during our conversation on appraising faculty papers. Thanks to the College & University Archives … Continue reading Recap: Third Thursday & Faculty Papers